Direct Action

sound_transit_link_light_rail_trainMy friend, Todd Herman, is calling for direct action against the criminal enterprise otherwise known as Sound Transit and the fraudulent way they are valuing cars in order to extort more taxes from district residents. He outlined his plan on his show Tuesday.

Here’s the plan, in his own words.

What I envision is gathering enough evidence to get some sense of the magnitude of the fraud and then creating an easy, step by step way for individuals to files cases with ethics boards, city attorneys, professional boards, courts and even criminally. Make all of them contain the name Peter Rogoff1. Make Sound Transit spend their lives answering these instead of letting them simply order Sideshow Bob to find them guilty but innocent like he did earlier2. So, metaphorical death by a thousand cuts.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Go here, click “Renew your tabs” in the blue column, then click “Estimate your Regional Transit Authority (RTA) tax.” Make note of the MSRP assigned to your vehicle. OR if you have the itemized bill for your car tabs, divide the RTA tax by 1.1 , then multiply by 100. In other words:  (RTA Tax/1.1) 100
  • Go here to learn how much Kelly Blue Book says your car is worth.
  • Compare the MSRP assigned to your vehicle to the amount you actually paid. Then compare the depreciated value of your vehicle as determined by the State to the Kelley Blue Book value and send all the information to Todd on Twitter or Facebook.

For the time being, I’m maintaining a list of Sound Transit reference links. If you come across relevant information, please leave the link in a comment.


  1. Peter Rogoff is the CEO of Sound Transit.
  2. The Washington Attorney General’s office declined to pursue a case against Sound Transit even though emails were improperly released

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8 responses to “Direct Action

  1. Reblogged this on Head Noises and commented:
    For those in Washington state:

  2. Better link for the facebook:

  3. Heh, just checked– our Soul, which is new and so should be a pretty standard value… is actually taxed as MORE than the starting price of 15995, 16000. The KBB is only 10000.

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